Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Information


This program was established to increase ethnic and racial diversity among college and university faculty.

Who Should Apply:

US citizen or US national. Awards are made at the Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Level to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research, are prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Undergraduate seniors, recent alumni, current Masters students who will begin PhD/ScD study in the next year, OR PhD/ScD students who can demonstrate that they have at least three years remaining after the current year. Eligibility is not restricted to minority students, but underrepresented minority status is considered positively in selection.

Fellowship Benefits:

In addition to the fellowship award, Ford Fellows are eligible to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Program Duration:

Depends on the program, usually 1-3 years

Number & Amount Available:

Approximately 60 awards. $20,000 stipend, $2,000 payment in lieu of tuition and fees, plus conference funding.

Citizenship Requirements:
STEM Fields Only:
NC State Endorsement Required:

Student Information

Required GPA:
3.0 and above
Academic Level:


Initial Deadline:
Check back for 2017 deadlines.
NC State Campus Deadline:


National Deadline:
Check back for 2017 deadlines.